Jan 17, 2013 8:00am PST
. and the problem is, in this environment, there are so many 24-hour news cycles like cnn, like espn. there are so many investigative reporters. there's the internet blogs, everyone in the world focuses and until you put an end to a story like that, whether it's manti te'o or lance armstrong, it continues to build and build and build and the damage was done because the name keeps getting repeated in the most negative way. >> that's exactly what i want to get to, the damage. because with regard to manti te'o, everyone has said that this guy is remarkable and he had extraordinary prospects for the draft. has this done any damage to his draft stock? >> basically what the nfl cares about is the projection of how the player will play on the field over the next 10 to 11 years. players have done much worst things that even if this turns out to be a te'o hoax, they have done worst things and have gotten drafted. the problem is, if it's a big, big character red flag, teams put down guaranteed signing bonuses and cannot lose cap money. it's a disaster if a rookie turns out to be someone that gets disqualifi
Jan 19, 2013 2:00pm PST
. i think it's fermented a -- you know, an environment that's become increasingly uncivil. >> all right. we have exhausted this subject. i want to move on quickly and i don't have a lot of time. i want to talk about you said the president seemed antagonistic and other people say the president is more confident now and has really come into his own in the second term. she said antagonistic. do you see antagonistic or more confident now? >> i think there's some big things the country has to do for gun reform, for example. big things that the president -- he has to do. he has to be strong and show leadership to get these things done. you know, republicans are ready to come out and say they don't want to have anything to do with it. so as a leader, he's got to sort of pull together the country, go to the people, organize and get this thing done. he can't wait for congress to -- wait for congress to do it. he's got to try to get as much done as he possibly can. >> i think he's both things, more confident and maybe more antagonistic. maybe more antagonistic because he is more confident.